Sunday, September 4, 2011

Update on Daddy - No One Knows But the Lord


 It's been about two weeks or more since I have done a "blog update" on Daddy.  Again, I wish that I could tell you that it has been a steady improvement since he returned from LSU Medical Center.  But, the sad, sad truth is that Daddy has not improved at all.  

As I said in my last entry, the Drs. told us that Dad's condition is chronic and the Drs. simply could not say if there would ever be any improvement or if he would live the rest of his life being pretty much helpless.  We know that the only person who knows this is the good Lord himself.

This has been a very hard "pill" for all of us to swallow.  It has caused Daddy to ponder the end of his life pretty much on a daily basis.  We have had some of the most heart wrenching conversations with him, but, as hard as they are, we count them a blessing.  


Yes, Dad's bags are packed and sitting by the door, awaiting the Lord's arrival to take him to his eternal home.  Now, we know that only the Lord knows when that will be and we are all trying to make the most of the remaining time that he has, whether that is two weeks, two years or five years.  And, we know that the Lord could still do a miracle in his life and restore him to some type of function.  And, we know that ultimately Daddy will be healed, if not on earth, then in heaven. 

Even though we know all these things, it does not take away the sadness in his heart and our hearts for the sad condition of his body.  He cannot so much as scratch his nose, you could pretty much label him "helpless."  On some days his sight is such that he can hardly recognize anything and some days his hearing is greatly compromised.   Yes, it is very sad. Of course, we are all so thankful that in spite of all that he has lost, his mind remains just as sharp as ever.  What a blessing!


Brian came  week before last and spent a couple of days with  Daddy and Joel left yesterday after being here a few days this week.  Seeing them  was such a boost and it's at times like this that we wish we were all more closely located.  But, we are making it work.


We do not know God's plan for the days ahead, we strive to not be discouraged, but it is so hard.  We thank you so much for your continued prayers as they are all that we have to hold on to.  It is still  hard to believe that on June 9th our world was forever changed but praise the Lord, He is still on His throne and He promises to never leave us or forsake us. 


Blessings to you!
Lea
Lea

Hi there! My name is Lea. I've been wife to the best Hubby for 44 years....Mom to a son and daughter....CiCi to 4 precious Grans....lover of family and friends....enjoy laughter and a good time....shopper....picture taking maniac....maker of delicious fudge....organizational enthusiast....memory maker....Southern Belle...and most importantly.....a Child of the King! Welcome to my little corner!

16 comments:

  1. This time, even if it is difficult, is a blessing. You have a little more time to enjoy each other's company. When your Daddy does go "Home," you will be able to have no regrets about things unsaid.
    My Daddy "went Home,' and came back, after a cardiac arrest. The experience strengthened his faith, and took away all fear. His assurance and assertions that 'this world is not what matters' took away some of the sting of losing him on earth. God is Good, all the time. Praying miracles large and small for your Daddy.

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  2. Jamie said what I was going to say. Despite this hard time, you are fortunate to have a chance to say goodbye and all those other things you want to say. Know that many prayers are being said on your behalf. ((hugs))

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  3. Lea, I am so very sorry to hear the update on your Dad. It has been such a difficult journey and it is hard to imagine this happening so such a wonderful man. I'm so glad he knows Jesus and has his bags packed for home.....I can only think that the Lord has something truly wonderful for him on the other side, whenever that may be. My thoughts are with you, sweet friend.

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  4. I don't know what to say, but I'm sorry for your pain and for his frustration at being trapped in helpless body. You are a wonderful, caring daughter.

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  5. I"m so sorry your dad is having to go through this. Praying for the Great Physician's healing.

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  6. Still praying dear friend. God will take care of you.

    Be not dismayed whate'er betide,
    God will take care of you;
    beneath his wings of love abide,
    God will take care of you.

    God will take care of you,
    through every day, o'er all the way;
    he will take care of you,
    God will take care of you.

    Through days of toil when heart doth fail,
    God will take care of you;
    when dangers fierce your path assail,
    God will take care of you.

    All you may need he will provide,
    God will take care of you;
    nothing you ask will be denied,
    God will take care of you.

    No matter what may be the test,
    God will take care of you;
    lean, weary one, upon his breast,
    God will take care of you.

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  7. I am so very sorry that things have been soo very difficult for all of you. I do continue to lift your dad in prayer. Like the others I feel there are a few things to be grateful for which I know you are well aware of. How wonderful to KNOW that his bags are packed and waiting for his eternal home. To KNOW that he will eventually be healed and whole. To KNOW that He is with you and will give you the strength for each day. That your daddy's mind remains sharp. My mom struggles so with her's anymore....soo hard. Still praying for His best blessings for you all, Debbie

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  8. I am always praying for you and your sweet Daddy! I am so thankful that you have such great faith, especially in such a difficult time. Know that it is an inspiration to me. I think of you often throughout the day and pray for your strength and peace. Love you!

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  9. Oh Lea, I'm so, so sorry that things aren't improving for your dad. I'm still praying, dear one. {{hug}}

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  10. Lea, I am praying for your sweet daddy and you and your entire family. I cannot imagine what you are going through right now. I am thankful you are trusting the Lord. May God continue to keep you all in His perfect peace.

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  11. I am so sorry to hear that he hasn't been improving. My prayers are with you and your family. Keeping you father in my prayers.((HUGS))

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  12. Prayers with you all and for God's faithful servant your Dad. I am so glad you have been having this time to talk...so glad you know where he will spend eternity. May you all be blessed as God leads you all through this journey.

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  13. although it is so so hard, i'm sure you are making the most of every single second spent with your dad. praying for your family through this difficult time.

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  14. Praying for you as I read this, and for your dad. They are so precious to us, and it hurts. God knows.

    x0

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  15. So sorry, Lea! I'm so thankful for the sweet time you are having with your dad even though he is suffering so. He is such a beautiful testimony to the rest of us. You both are! Continuing to pray for you and your dad!

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